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Steve Race - born 1921, British pianist, composer, radio newsreader and presenter, now best remembered for BBC Radio 4 panel show My Music - 3.5 x 5.5 inches (9 x 14 cm) autographed photo with dedication, signed: "To Mary, Steve Race". £15 

         

 

above: detail of Steve Race autograph

  

 

   

  

    

Rawicz and Landauer - Maryen Rawicz, 1898-1970, and Walter Landauer, 1910-1983, Polish and Austrian (later both British) celebrated piano duo, hugely famous in 1930s-50s, touring America and Australia - 5.5 x 3.5 inches (14 x 9 cm) autographed (by both) photo with dedication, signed: "To Mr James Lamey with best wishes, M. Rawicz, Walter Landauer". Condition: slight marks on reverse where item has been in album. £20

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Monte Rey - Scottish popular singer who started performing as an operatic tenor under his real name of James Montgomery Fyfe, later becoming a radio and TV star singing with Geraldo, billed as a Spanish tenor - 2.75 x 3.5 inches (7 x 9 cm) small autographed photo, signed "Good luck, Monte Rey". £10   [ref: MR1] 

    

 

above: detail of Monte Rey autograph

  

  

 

   

    

   

Monte Rey - Scottish popular singer who started  performing as an operatic tenor under his real name of James Montgomery Fyfe, later becoming a radio and TV star singing with Geraldo, billed as a Spanish tenor - 3.5 x 5.5 inches (9 x 14 cm) autographed photo with dedication, signed: "To Susan, good luck, Monte Rey". £8   [ref: MR2]   

     

 

above: Monte Rey autograph detail

  

  

 

 

    

          

Cliff Richard - born 1940; Indian-born British rock and pop legend, with number one hits in six different decades - 4 x 6 inches (10 x 15 cm) autographed photo dating from the 1990s, signed in gold ink: "Hi! Cliff Richard". £35   [ref: CR2]      

 

 

above: detail of Cliff Richard autograph

   

  

 

   

    

      

George Robey - 1869-1954, British comedian and comic actor, his real name was George Wade. He was a major star of music-hall and radio, billed as "The Prime Minister of Mirth"; his act consisted of rapid-fire patter and comic songs. His film roles included Sancho Panza in Don Quixote, Ali Baba in Chu Chin Chow, and Falstaff in Laurence Olivier's Henry V - 2.75 x 3.5 inches (7 x 9 cm) autographed photo. £20   [ref: GR1]     

         

 

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George Robey - 1869-1954, British comedian and comic actor, his real name was George Wade. He was a major star of music-hall and radio, billed as "The Prime Minister of Mirth"; his act consisted of rapid-fire patter and comic songs. His film roles included Sancho Panza in Don Quixote, Ali Baba in Chu Chin Chow, and Falstaff in Laurence Olivier's Henry V - 3 x 4.5 inches (7 x 11.5 cm) autographed photo, with additional message on reverse: "The trouble is they still look like Borstal & not like Uppingham. G. R.". Condition: fragments of paper on reverse where item has been stuck into album. £22   [ref: GR2]     

   

 

above: George Robey autograph detail

   

  

 

 

    

  

George Robey - 1869-1954, British comedian and comic actor, real name George Wade. He was a  major star of music-hall and radio, billed as "The Prime Minister of Mirth"; his act consisted of rapid-fire patter and comic songs. His film roles included Sancho Panza in Don Quixote, Ali Baba in Chu Chin Cuow, and Falstaff in Laurence Olivier's Henry V - 2.75 x 4 inches (6.5 x 10 cm) autographed photo. Condition: fragments of paper stuck to reverse where item has been in album. £20   [ref: GR3]        

 

  

 

 

  

  

George Robey - 1869-1954, British comedian and comic actor, real name George Wade. He was a major star of music-hall and radio, billed as "The Prime Minister of Mirth"; his act consisted of rapid-fire patter and comic songs. His film roles included Sancho Panza in Don Quixote, Ali Baba in Chu Chin Chow, and Falstaff in Laurence Olivier's Henry V  - 3 x 4 inches (7 x 10.5 cm) autographed photo showing him as Falstaff. £25   [ref: GR4]        

   

 

 

 

  

 

           

 

above: detail of Dougie Robinson autograph

Dougie Robinson - 1921-2012, British saxophonist. He played with Dance Bands, most famously in the Geraldo Orchestra from 1945 until the 1950s, and with Frank Sinatra 1970 to 1994 - 3 x 5 inches (8 x 13 cm) autographed photo, signed in blue ink: "Sincerely, Dougie Robinson". £15

 

 

 

 

      

The Roly Polys - comedy tap dance group of five ample middle-aged lady-dancers who first appeared on TV in the Les Dawson Show in 1982, and then were familiar stars of Saturday evening TV for the next decade - 4 x 5 inches (10 x 15 cm) publicity photo, signed by all five. £10    

 

 

 

 

  

             

Derek Roy - 1922-1981, British comedian, a big star of radio in the 1940s and 50s (Hip Hip Hoo Roy, Variety Bandbox, Happy Go Lucky) - 3.5 x 5.5 inches (9 x 14 cm) autographed photo, with dedication, signed: "To Stella, Derek Roy". £10  

    

 

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Harry Roy - bandleader and clarinetist - 3.5 x 5.5 inches (9 x 14 cm) autographed postcard. Condition: slight wear to top right of item, and fragments of paper stuck to reverse where item has been stuck into album. £12        

 

     

 

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Albert Sandler - 1906-1948, British virtuoso violinist and orchestra leader; a household name in the 1940s when his palm-court orchestra broadcast every Sunday afternoon on BBC radio - 3.5 x 5.5 inches (9 x 14 cm) autographed postcard. £12        

   

 

   

  

  

   

Victor Seaforth - variety and radio comic impressionist - 3.25 x 5 inches (8 x 13 cm) autographed photo with dedication, signed: "To Arthur, sincerely, Victor Seaforth". £8 

   

 

above: detail of Victor Seaforth autograph

   

 

   

  

    

    

Neil Sedaka - born 1939, American pop singer and composer who had numerous  hit records including Oh Carol!, Calendar Girl and Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen - autograph on 6 x 4 inches (15 x 10 cm) page from autograph book, signed "To Ann, love, Neil Sedaka", and dated 1976 bottom right. £10     

 

 

 

 

  

 

          

 

above: detail of Alberto Semprini autograph

Alberto Semprini - 1908-1990; British (of Italian parents) pianist, composer and BBC presenter. He trained in Italy, and from 1957 he presented Semprini Serenade on BBC radio for a quarter of a century, playing with the BBC Revue Orchestra, although his commercial recordings were made with the New Abbey Light Symphony Orchestra. He composed a number of light classical pieces, most notably Mediterranean Concerto - 3.5 x 5.5 inches (9 x 14 cm) autographed photo. £20   [ref: AS1]

 

 

 

 

 

          

 

above: detail of Alberto Semprini autograph

Alberto Semprini - 1908-1990, British (of Italian parents) pianist, composer and BBC presenter. He trained in Italy, and from 1957 he presented Semprini Serenade on BBC radio for a quarter of a century, playing with the BBC Revue Orchestra, although his commercial recordings were with th New Abbey Light Orchestra. He composed a number of Light Classical pieces, most notably Mediterranean Concerto - 3.5 x 5.5 inches (9 x 14 cm) autographed photo with dedication, signed: "To John, very sincerely, Alberto Semprini". Condition: slight wear to lower left corner. £15   [ref: AS2]

 

 

 

 

           

        

 

above: detail of Dorothy Shay autograph

Dorothy Shay - 1921-1978, American comic singer and actress, known as 'The Park Avenue Hillbillie'. She appeared with Abbott and Costello in Comin' Round the Mountain, and played Thelma in The Waltons - 5 x 7.5 inches (13 x 19 cm) photo with dedication, signed: "To Peter Maurice with best wishes from Dorothy Hay". Condition: slight wear to top corners. £20 

  

  

  

  

           

     

 

above: detail of Victor Silvester autograph

Victor Silvester - 1900-1978, British Band leader, musician and dancer. He famously fought in the Brityish Army in the First World War at the age of 14. He was a major star of radio and early TV, selling 75 million records during his lifetime - 5.5 x 3.5 inches (14 x 9 cm) autographed postcard, signed: "With best wishes from Victor Silvester. Condition: fragment of paper stuck to reverse where item has been glued into album. £15

 

 

 

 

   

     

 

above: detail of Mary Small autograph

Mary Small - 1922-2007, American singer and actress, billed as 'The Little Girl with the Big Voice' (before that billing was used for Judy Garland). She was a major radio star, popular in the 1930s as a child performer, performing on the radio with the most important bands and orchestras of the age, including Glenn Miller and Tommy Dorsey. For 14 years she hosted a radio programme in the USA across all the networks. She regularly appeared as a guest on the Ed Sullivan Show and on other early TV variety shows,  - 4.25 x 6 inches (11 x 15.5 cm) autographed photo, with a dedication, signed: "Best to Eileen, Mary Small". £16

 

 

 

 

 

      

 

above: detail of Tommy Steele autograph

Tommy Steele - born 1936, British actor, singer and entertainer. He starred in a number of films including Half a Sixpence, Finian's Rainbow, The Happiest Millionaire, Where's Tommy? and The Tommy Steele Story. He starred in numerous stage shows including Singin' in the Rain and Some Like It Hot, and had ,amy hit singles - 4 x 6 inches (10 x 15 cm) autographed photo. £15   [ref: TS1]

  

  

 

 

 

                

 

above: detail of Tommy Steele autograph

Tommy Steele - born 1936, British actor, singer and entertainer. He starred in a number of films including Half a Sixpence, Finian's Rainbow, The Happiest Millionaire, Where's Tommy? and The Tommy Steele Story. He starred in many stage shows including Singin' in the Rain and Some Like It Hot, and he had many hit singles -  4 x 6 inches (10 x 15 cm) autographed photo, signed: "Love, Tommy Steele". £15   [ref: TS2]

 

 

 

 

     

Ed "Stewpot" Stewart - 1941-2016, British radio DJ and broadcaster - 4 x 6 inches (10.5 x 15 cm) autographed BBC Radio 2 publicity card. £12 

        

 

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above: detail of Leslie Strange autograph

Leslie Strange - British popular impressionist. actor and entertainer; he was a well known star of the 1930s and 40s, appearing in variety and pantomime. During the Second World War his imitations of politicians such as Hitler and LLoyd George, and film stars including Stan Laurel, were especially popular on Pathé newsreels , and some of these still survive - 3.5 x 5.5 inches (9 x 14 cm) autographed postcard, signed "1943 Leslie Strange". £12

 

 

 

 

      

Eugene Stratton - 1861-1918, American-born singer and dancer, a huge star in British music hall, mostly as black-faced minstrel, best remembered for singing "Lilly of Laguna" - 3.5 x 5.5 inches (9 x 14 cm) autographed postcard, signed: "Yours truly, Eugene Stratton", inscription rather faint, but firmly indented and clearer than appears on scans. £15    

             

 

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Randolph Sutton - 1888-1969, major star of British music hall, appearing as a "swell" in top hat and tails, singing saucy songs; in pantomime he played both Principal Boys and Dames. His most famous song was "On Mother Kelly's Doorstep", Irish entertainer Danny La Rue singing this song as a tribute to him - 2.75 x 3.5 inches (7 x 9 cm) small autographed photo, signed: "Best wishes, Randolph Sutton" in black biro, firmer and clearer than appears on scan. £20    

      

 

above: Randolph Sutton autograph detail

  

   

    

  

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